The KDCF is pleased to officially announce $136,000 in funding to support four projects in Kimberley, through the Government of Canada’s #CommunityServicesRecoveryFund, thanks to funding from Employment and Social Development Canada. The Community Services Recovery Fund is a one-time investment of $400 million by the Government of Canada to help Community Service Organizations (charities, non-profits, and Indigenous governing bodies) in Canada to adapt, modernize, and be better equipped to improve the effectiveness, accessibility, and sustainability of the community services that they provide, through the pandemic recovery and beyond. The following projects are being supported in Kimberley:
• $64,260 was invested to fund Wildsight’s project to update their communications plan, develop and implement a new major donor program, improve and modernize accounting and fundraising systems, and provide training to staff in diversity, equity and inclusion
• $16,000 was invested to fund the Kimberley Health Centre Society’s project to implement a strategic business plan with stakeholder input to ensure the long term viability of the Kimberley Health Centre
• $25,000 was invested to fund Kimberley Curling Club’s development of a new communications plan/ marketing strategy including website and point of sale system. This will also go on to fund new signage, curling equipment, and a new curler bonspiel with subsidies for those who may need it
• $30,740 was invested in the Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary’s renovation of the lower floor of the Kimberley Thrift Store to increase its usefulness, safety and energy efficiency.
KDCF is proud to be one of the participating community foundations across Canada announcing results for the Government of Canada's #CommunityServicesRecoveryFund, a collaboration between Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, and United Way Centraide Canada. The #CommunityServicesRecoveryFund will support a vast array of Community Service Organizations as they recover from the pandemic.